Anne Kroeker’s has started hosting Monday Funday recently. I mention it because there are some good ideas floating about over there and because I thought of her carnival this weekend during Brother’s Un-Birthday Party. Sometime early in the day Brother declared he wanted a party. Always accomodating (HA!), Sister began making preparations. With very little adult
supervision help she decorated the bedroom with balloons, made paper party hats, pulled out games to play and turned on some groovy music. (Because “No party is complete without music, Mom.”)
Sister found out I was making muffins for breakfast the next day and as soon as they appeared from the oven she stabbed one in the center with a candle claiming them as party food.
Once the party began there were puzzle races and a hilarious game of Party Line. You remember that one don’t you? The first person whispers a phrase to the second person who whispers it to the third person and so on. The last person says the unusually altered and often humorous phrase aloud. This was especially fun with a three year old in the mix. Next, our hostess brought out the snacks and we sang “Very Merry Un-birthday” while Brother blew out the candle. A little dancing and a game of Guess Who? rounded out the hour.
Is today your Un-birthday? It is!? Well, then this is for you!